Why Omojuwa apologised, deletes tweet against Osinbajo

*Found out VP fighting to end police brutality & enforce rule of law

Social Media Influencer Japhet Omojuwa deleted his tweet attacking the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo because he found out that the VP has been an active advocate within government against police brutality and an inside force pushing for the rule of law even in dealing with the fallouts of the EndSARS protests, including the reported seizure of a passport belonging to Nigerian Lawyer and #EndSARS campaigner, Modupe Odele.

In the wake of the protest against police brutality, Osinbajo had met with the Inspector General of Police and immediately, a ban on the activities of Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The VP also met with journalists where he clearly spoke against police brutality and harassment of youths, after which he met again with the Police Chief, Director General of State Security Services among others to review further steps to take on conclusively addressing concerns of Nigerians on excesses of SARS.

Taking a bolder step, a meeting was facilitated with President Buhari, where the VP and the IGP gave reports on their findings and two days after that SARS was eventually dissolved.

The Osinbajo led National Economic Council, also directed governors to set up judicial panels of inquiry to interphase with protesters, investigate erring officers and provide compensation when and where necessary.

Just recently, NEC has also immediately started engaging Youths in all the 36 states and the FCT.

Meanwhile, Prof. Osinbajo has been attacked on various occasions for unverified news and his accusers have often returned apologizing for the false accusations made against him.

It could be recalled that Vanguard Newspaper, who published false news against the VP, apologized through its publication titled; “Retraction/Apology to VP Yemi Osinbajo” on September 25, 2019. Business day also issued an apology to Osinbajo over allegations of withdrawal of N10billion from TSA on 13th August, 2020, likewise WAZOBIA Radio management who also tendered an apology to Osinbajo and retracted a false story on N90b FIRS fraud, dated 15th October, 2020.

Omojuwa, in a series of tweets, explained that there was no malice in his earlier tweets which he has now deleted.

“I’d love to withdraw this tweet about the VP Osinbajo and also apologize for it. I have a better understanding of what happened and his effort to ensure the right thing is being done. My tweet was posted because of my own commitment towards respect for the rule of law.

Omojuwa, however, admitted that he has realized that the VP has continuously championed an end to police brutality.